Author(s): Andrew Lang
"Andrew Lang and his associates managed to break the stranglehold of the pious sentimentality handed out to children by collecting--from all over the world--fairy tales of all people, and bringing out the volumes we all know and love."--Kirkus Reviews
The imaginations of children throughout time have been formed and nurtured by stories passed down from generation to generation. Of the countless genres of stories, fairy tales often conjure the most vivid fantastical worlds and ideas, which cultivate creativity and bring elements of magic back into the real world. The Fairy Books, compiled by famous Scottish novelist and poet Andrew Lang, are widely consider among some of the best collections ever compiled.
The fourth installment of his widely read classics, The Yellow Fairy Book has been admired time and time again, enchanting readers with its carefully crafted prose and eclectic assortment of fairy tales. Originally published in 1894, this collection of celebrated tales has stood the test of time. Some of the famous stories included are:
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